Disney World’s President rides new “Guardians of the Galaxy” coaster, gives it a 3-word review

EPCOT’s Guardians of the Galaxy-themed roller coaster has been in the works now, it seems, for . . . forever. It was announced in 2017 and led to the closure of the “Ellen’s Energy Adventure” attraction at EPCOT in what was then known as Future World.

The Guardians of the Galaxy: COSMIC REWIND attraction is one of the pillars of the extensive reimagining of EPCOT. It will be the first roller coaster at Disney World’s second park, and while it’s been a long time coming, it promises to be a Guest-favorite experience once it finally opens to Guests, which, we were told by Disney earlier in the fall, would happen in Summer 2022.

An artist rendering of exterior of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction coming to Epcot

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Jeff Vahle

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This week, Disney World’s President, Jeff Vahle, got to ride the all-new attraction. He took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the new attraction and about his experience riding the coaster for the first time.

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“After getting an update on the latest progress and an early test ride on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, I have three words: it is AWESOME!!!” Vahle shared in his Instagram post. “Thank you to the teams at Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney World who are bringing this amazing attraction to life. I’m looking forward to seeing the finishing touches over the next several months and can’t wait for you to get a look when it opens at EPCOT next summer as part of the park’s transformation!”

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Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket posed in Guardians of the Galaxy banner

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“Guardians of the Galaxy: COSMIC REWIND” will be only the second “Guardians”-themed attraction at Disney Parks. It will be the first at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Disneyland Resort in California has its very own Marvel-themed land called Avengers Campus, but no such place exists (yet) at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Avengers Campus Opens June 4, 2021 | Marvel

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If Jeff Vahle loved the Guardians coaster, we’re sure we will too! The countdown is on!


About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!